Q projects are files stored on a computer in Windows. This means that only a single person can be in a file at any one time. If two people attempt to open the same file from a shared network drive, they will be given a warning and only the work of the last person to save will be saved.
However, it is possible to collaborate by creating multiple versions of the project and merging them together on a regular basis.
The workaround to this is:
- Get one person to do the initial setup (i.e., reading and cleaning the data).
- Copy the project multiple times, one for each user, giving each copy a distinct name.
- Regularly merge the projects. See How to Merge Projects.
- Copy the merged project multiple times, one for each user, etc.
If coding/categorizing text data, you can also have each person work on a separate question and then export and then import the code frame.